I’m Girish Patil, a moving resident of Hubli and Bangalore, India.


I am from Hubli, Karnataka but keep moving in between Hubli and Bangalore when am not hiking or travelling.

Started my professional life as a freelancer (2012), built a couple of things, got into engineering college in 2014, dropped off towards end of 2nd year while me and few of my friends built products from my room in Hubli. One of the interesting product was a last mile hyper-local delivery company called Fastpack (2017 - 2018), ran it for a year and half, had to shut it down for personal reasons.

Built many other things before Fastpack, which were all run for some time and shutdown, but with each and every project, I always learnt some or the other thing.

Official professional life

The official professional life started when I joined Hashnode in 2018, so many wonderful things happened during my time at Hashnode and I spent my 5 years at the company being one of the early engineers and team member. I quit the wonderful journey in 2024 year end to spend time around other things that I loved and wanted too. During this time I have done a lot of outdoor things, reset my health priorities, along with some lows and highs but the most important thing that I have done is to learn and understand the importance of my mental health and the importance of taking care of it. You can read more of my short break from professional life here 👉 [LINK HERE SOON].


Currently I am freelancing as of April 2024, clients include IndiaHikes, one of the major leading trekking company in India.

Focusing more on my health and fitness, I have been running, rock climbing, working out, lots of long hours and tough badminton sessions. Building Certhive


I have no idea. Do you wanna collaborate on something in the near future?

My quests

If you have come all the way down here, you might be interested in some of my life quests that I feel I did and plan to do in future.

Read more about my quests here
  • Languages I speak, read and write

  • Kannada (Mother Tongue, Proficient in reading, writing and speaking)

  • English (Proficient in reading, writing and speaking)

  • Hindi (Proficient in reading, writing and speaking)

  • Telugu (Survivable in conversation)

  • Spanish (Learning to read and speak as of 18th Feb 2024, with 320 days of streak on Duolingo)